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06-27-2016, 03:04 PM   #1
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Successor to K3ii - care to guess when?

Now that the K70 has been announced, wondering when a K3ii replacement will be announced that leverages the improvements seen in the K1.

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My guess would be around the end of this year, or the beginning of next year.

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I dont need to guess
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QuoteOriginally posted by kenspo Quote
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Ok Kenspo, will we see the K3II replacement: 1) The end of this year or 2) sometime next year?

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Somethings up..wont say more then that at this time
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Very intriguing indeed!

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It might be so. Just said it like this, so you know that things are happening After what happened to me after the Sony 100mpx sensor thing, you should be glad i say something at all.
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QuoteOriginally posted by kenspo Quote
It might be so. Just said it like this, so you know that things are happening After what happened to me after the Sony 100mpx sensor thing, you should be glad i say something at all.
Things are always happening though..

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Good point..but still hehe
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they will add the flash back on. maybe a touch screen, and canon thumb wheel.
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Well I figure it will be announced just about the time my wife will give me permission to replace the K-5iis.
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Tilt / Swivel screen > Yes
Flash > Probably not
GPS > Yes
Wifi > Yes
USB3 > Yes
Dual Card > Yes
Sensor>>>>>> I have two predictions
A) New, Higher MP sensor. (30mp or so) >> Most realistic <<
B) New and Larger sensor. Just getting crazy here, but what if there were a budget FF camera like the 6d is for the canon line? Totally possible since they already put the time and effort into R&D on the K-1. Would it really be that crazy to see Pentax adopt a FF camera as the base model and promote "Crop Mode" for all aps-c lenses? I don't think so. This also lines up with their Bang! for Buck mentality.

any ways... just my two cents.
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Do we get to use this thread to guess what lenses will also be shown to the world if/when the K-3ii replacement is announced?
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That doesn't really help the APS-C lineup though.. to make another FF body.

I think it more realistic to expect a dedicated APS-C top tier body instead.

I'd be surprised if we see touch screen.. seems really gimmicky and Pentax, on the whole, seems to shy away from gimmicks. Even if you consider the 3rd knob/wheel a gimmick, they could have added touch to that model but opted for the tactile dials instead.

I'm more interested in learning of the AF system included specifically with subject tracking. That and if we see full 30 fps 4k video recording which I think in the realm of possible... not that I'll often use it.. or at all.

Seems pretty obvious we'll get the improved screwdrive from the K-1 and some form of flip/tilt screen. NFC and WIFI too.. and the tethering stuff.

Next, of course, is pricing. With the K-1 coming in at 1800 USD. Can they really price the next crop body at 1100 or so? Complete guess -- it comes in at 999 USD

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Do we get to use this thread to guess what lenses will also be shown to the world if/when the K-3ii replacement is announced?
Sure why not?

I'm guessing (well in this case more so hoping) for a 16-50mm replacement and that 12-28mm that has been on the roadmap for ages.
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